Eurostat’s survey of European Union residents’ overall life satisfaction in 2022 gives an average of 7.1 – on a scale of 0 (very dissatisfied) to 10 (very satisfied) – with people in Austria shown as particularly satisfied with their lives, 7.9.

For 18 out of 27 member-states, overall life satisfaction was assessed above or equal to the average.
Finland, Poland and Romania (7.7) followed Austria; Belgium and the Netherlands (both 7.6) were third, while the lowest scores were reported for Bulgaria (5.6), Germany (6.5) and Greece (6.7).

Italians slightly exceeded the average (7.2 points), Spain was exactly at the average, and the French scored slightly lower (7 points).

In all countries except Bulgaria, the average life satisfaction was above 6, indicating that most people in the EU reported being more satisfied than dissatisfied, explained the statistical agency.

Life satisfaction can be influenced by various factors such as age, education level, family and economic situation, as well as the diversity of an individual’s experiences, choices, priorities, and values.